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Your provider doesn’t know everything. That doesn’t mean you should never fully trust your provider. Most of the time, your provider will be able to tell you what’s going on, and will give you accurate diagnosis and treatment options. However, if you have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you should educate yourself about treatment options, and you should also seek out a second opinion. Sometimes, your provider will have a preferred method of treatment, he or she may be unfamiliar with variant treatment options. It is important for you to seek out a second opinion if you have a serious medical condition, in order to discover all of your treatment options before you decide on the appropriate path. If your provider tells you that you are perfectly healthy, the chances are that this is accurate. But, if you still don’t feel quite right, or have a suspicion that something isn’t so healthy about your body, get a second opinion. If your provider continually brushes off your complaints as part of “aging” or some other excuse, you might want to find another provider. Be confident that tests are necessary and that your concerns are legitimate.

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Introduction
How to Choose a Provider
Talking to Your Provider
Getting a Second Opinion
Types of Providers
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